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Accordion toilet seat sleeve

Hygenic solution to all toilet seat related problems.
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There are two main problems with toilets and men who want to stand up when they void: toilets are too low and there is messy splashing, and there is the seat issue - men raise it so as not to sprinkle on it but then leave it up, leading to matrimonial discord.

The solution: an accordion like sleeve connecting the underside of the seat with the top rim of the toilet. This sleeve would be made of something like dryer vent hose. When the lid is down, the sleeve in compressed unobtrusively underneath, between lid and bowl. When the lid is raised, the sleeve extends up. There is a hole placed in the forward edge, converting the toilet into a defacto (where have I read that defacto word today???) urinal. The target is much closer and so aim plays less of a role. All splashing and stray drops will be contained within the sleeve and run down into the bowl. Finally, there is no risk of confusion by women looking to sit in the middle of the night: the profile of the toilet with sleeve deployed is much different, and if an effort is made to sit, contact with the sleeve is early and not unpleasant.

I considered various ways to clean the sleeve interior - possibly the flush could be made to rinse it out, but this would require custom toilets. The beauty of the sleeve is that it can be cheaply added on to extant toilets. Probably it should just be chucked in the wash.

Final bonus: play Lady Of Spain by rapidly lifting and lowering toilet seat.

bungston, Nov 11 2002

Glowing toilet seat http://www.kiss-textil.de/galactikaen.htm
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       //where have I read that defacto word today???//
One halfbaker's nic is defacto.
Are you describing a dryer vent hose which extends to the Point Of Release?
thumbwax, Nov 11 2002
  

       Indeed, I'm with bliss on this one. +
absterge, Nov 12 2002
  

       And when the accordion sleeve contracts and puts the seat down, you'll get a warm breeze to dry your hands.
kanes, Mar 15 2004
  

       Do you have to stick your hand in the toilet to pull it up? The invention would have to be very simple to be disposable, and I'd rather piss carefully than wash it.   

       I'm not sure how simple it could be whilst still rising and falling and staying rigidly in place when erect. Because I really don't want it tipping over my shoes or leaking where it meets the lavatory bowl.
kropotkin, Mar 15 2004
  

       A set of interlocking collapsible tubes could be placed inside the accordion rings (easier to imagine than describe) at the front, back, and sides, to lend it some extra rigidity. I'm thinking of those collapsible camp cups for inspiration.   

       I've heard worse ideas.
shapu, May 11 2004
  

       Can someone explain to me why women don't just switch the light on when they use the toilet at night? Ooh, that gives me an idea.   

       Quick google search later: damn, it's thoroughly baked. See link.
spacemoggy, May 11 2004
  

       that would be a bitch to clean..
dudewithmower, Apr 21 2005
  

       Does electronica begin when the toilet bowl's built in musical instrument is in contact?
nessiehunter, Sep 05 2019
  


 

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